Rider Skill Level Assessment
The next race is September 27, hopefully you can work it into your schedule.
AFAIK there is no D system in place here in MD anymore. The few times I've raced @ Budds Creek it was A, B & C.
I agree with your assesment about the AM class having too many fast riders and the EX class being barren, that is what I was trying to avoid.
But since this is the first race and we're not being sanctioned by anyone we don't have to follow anyones class structure rules. The situation is very fluid and we can adjust it as needed on site the day of the race to make sure everyone gets to run in a race where they can compete and try to avoid any cherry picking.
After the race we can all discuss things and make changes before the September race if everyone thinks it needs to happen, it doesn't matter much to me since all I want to do is have new facilities to race at.:bike:
A brief word on helping people for this inaugural VA. event to assess where they should begin. If you've held a pro or expert license in any discipline of motorcycle racing within the past two years, then begin your practice sessions
with the A (expert) Class. If you've had motorcycle racing experience on any level within the past two years, then begin your practice sessions
with the B (amateur) Class. If you've had no prior motorcycle racing experience, then begin your practice sessions
with the C (nOObies) Class.
As you watch them ride the course during the practice session(s), you will be able to better assess if they are riding with or in the correct group. This method, in general, keeps the track and the event safe for all. Just make sure during the rider's meeting that everyone understands what the "black" flag means so that you may pull someone off of the course if and when it's necessary. Hope this helps. Some ESMRA staff will be there to help, if needed.:thumbup: